Currituck Economic Development Director appointed to Workforce Board
by Think Currituck, on 1/13/20 3:30 PM
The Northeastern Workforce Development Consortium has appointed Larry Lombardi to the Northeastern Workforce Development Board as an Economic Development Representative.
What is a workforce development board?
According to the North Carolina Association of Workforce Development Boards (NCAWDB), workforce development boards act as the "voice for workforce development in North Carolina, we work collectively to plan, coordinate, oversee, and deliver workforce solutions through the NCWorks system."
The 23 different local boards "help more people and businesses across the state gain access to programs and services that make North Carolina one of the most skilled, productive, and motivated workforce systems in the nation."
Local Workforce Development Boards:
- are business-led and supported by local elected officials
- are charged with bringing together industry, education, labor, community, government, and other stakeholders
- oversee local NCWorks Career Centers in partnership with the NCWorks Commission and Division of Workforce Solutions
- deliver workforce solutions, assist job seekers with improving their skills and finding jobs, and help businesses develop a qualified workforce
As part of the NWDB, Lombardi will work with other board members to analyze Northeastern North Carolina's economic conditions, current workforce and existing workforce development activities. He will also help determine the most needed knowledge and skills for the region.
"I'm honored to be part of the team," Lombardi said. "And I'm looking forward to working closely with the NWDB to do everything we can to help local businesses, job-seekers and training organizations."